The NRA, ATF, Insider Trading and Politics At Its Worst

James Sensenbrenner

Sometimes it takes a comedy show to connect the political dots in a way that makes the ugliness of Washington DC chillingly clear. On a recent episode of “The Daily Show,” Jon Stewart laid out the train-wreck that is our governmental policy toward guns in America. Here’s a brief breakdown: A few years back, Rep. [Read More...]

Christianity: Philosophy or Religion?

billosilverman

Short answer: Yes. It’s both. Now, if you’d consider a little more detail… Conservative pundit Bill O’Reilly (AKA “Papa Bear” if you’re Stephen Colbert) really stepped in the rhetorical poop pile recently when, in an effort to defend the claim that there is a war in our culture on Christmas, took some bait from his [Read More...]

Guns Don’t Kill People; Hoodies Kill People

Geraldo Rivera

It’s not that often that anyone accuses Geraldo Rivera of being a reporter. More often than not, he’s good for audacious soundbytes and a campy mug at the camera while sporting his trademark “look at me” mustache. He’s more circus performer than analyst, but in as much, he’s a sign (or symptom) of the state [Read More...]

The Daily Show Does “Occupy Wall Street”

Say what you like about Occupy Wall Street; this is funny stuff. Just goes to show that, whenever humans are involved, there is the opportunity for both tragic error and big laughs. The Daily ShowGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook [Read more...]

Why Colbert and Stewart matter to politics

Newspin By Christian Piatt (Originally published in PULP) By the time this goes to press, political satirists John Stewart and Stephen Colbert will have conducted their “March to Restore Sanity” and the “Rally to Keep Fear Alive,” respectively, in Washington, D.C. Seen by many as a direct response to Glenn Beck’s rally in the same [Read More...]


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